Articles from the ‘Interviews’ collection

One dancer stands and leans away wtih both arms elevated whil another dancer pulls on an arm providing counterbalance.

Dancing the Nuances of Immigration

San Francisco-based company Lenora Lee Dance explores the experiences of migrants and justice workers as they fight to change the policies that criminalize immigrants, separate families, and contribute to generational trauma.

Rukhmani dances with open arms in front of musicians. She wears a white flowing dress.

Building A Future for Kathak Dance

Rukhmani Mehta, cofounder and co-artistic director of Leela Dance Collective in Los Angeles, describes how she instigated The Leela Foundation to promote the viability of kathak dance and Hindustani music in the US.

Irlanda does a backbend on a pole. She is wearing a black bikini and gold Pleaser heels, and the background is blue.

Empowered by Pole Arts

Julianna Massa profiles her pole dance teacher Irlanda, a dancer, choreographer, stripper, scholar, archivist, and the co-owner of Black Widow Pole Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on her perspective of her own artistry as a dancer and the future of pole dance as a field.